Cathy Cullis Interview
A great big thank you Cathy for taking the time to answer these questions and allowing me to show your amazing work. So let's start:-
Describe yourself in five words creative intelligent sensitive caring complex
I have very eclectic art taste and so over the years have explored many different eras, styles and design schools.... I particularly like visiting galleries and museums in London. Outsider art is a strand of art-making that I studied as an arts undergraduate. Folk art, childhood, collecting vintage things, poetry, dreaming...
Ooh good question... I think what works for me is setting myself a time slot of a few hours and giving myself just about free rein to explore something. I may, for example, have a morning devoted to stitch and see what comes about. This works much better for me than sticking to a pre-conceived plan. Working on the moment works.
I like working on various projects on one day. So I will explore different media and there will be a fresh approach to each. I prefer getting up and getting started, but that is not always possible as I have a family. Ideally I can work and take breaks every so often. Coming back to a piece with fresh eyes helps greatly.
My children really inspire me and help my approach - as I will always wish to look at things with a 'child-like wonder', and never too cynically.
I don't know what plan I am working to right now but it is probably not plan A, not B, but something else that has evolved over time. So I will just hope to keep on going with the flow and wish that with good health and luck I can continue doing what I do, which is rewarding.
Here. At home, I am a homebody. I would love to own my own small home but one day, one day...
I've made a positive start to the year and feel optimistic. It was good to take time out during the holidays. Now I have various projects starting and feel energized.
I sucked my thumb until I was 12, Ziggy, so no worries. Be Happy.